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Title The social life of trees : anthropological perspectives on tree symbolism / edited by Laura Rival
Published Oxford, UK ; New York : Berg, 1998


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 W'PONDS  302.2223 Slo/Tap  DUE 30-06-20
Description xiv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Materializing culture
Materializing culture.
Contents 1. Trees, from Symbols of Life and Regeneration to Political Artefacts / Laura Rival -- 2. Why Trees, Too, Are Good to Think With: Towards an Anthropology of the Meaning of Life / Maurice Bloch -- 3. Palms and the Prototypicality of Trees: Some Questions Concerning Assumptions in the Comparative Study of Categories and Labels / Roy Ellen -- 4. Trees of Knowledge of Self and Other in Culture: On Models for the Moral Imagination / James W. Fernandez -- 5. Trees and People: Some Vital Links. Tree Products and Other Agents in the Life Cycle of the Ankave-Anga of Papua New Guinea / Pascale Bonnemere -- 6. The Coconut, the Body and the Human Being. Metaphors of Life and Growth in Nusa Penida and Bali / Rodolfo A. Giambelli -- 7. 'May Blessings Come, May Mischiefs Go!' Living Kinds as Agents of Transitions and Transformation in an Eastern Indonesian Setting / Signe Howell -- 8. 'The Grove is Our Temple'. Contested Representations of Kaavu in Kerala, South India / Yasushi Uchiyamada
9. The Second Life of Trees: Family Forestry in Upland Japan / John Knight -- 10. Grassroots Campaigning for the World's Forests / Angie Zelter -- 11. Northwest Coast Trees: From Metaphors in Culture to Symbols for Culture / Marie Mauze -- 12. Representatives of the Past: Trees in Historical Dispute and Socialised Ecology in the Forest Zone of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa / James Fairhead and Melissa Leach -- 13. Modern Forestry: Trees and Development Spaces in South-west Bengal, India / Krishna Sivaramakrishnan -- 14. Postface: The Life of Trees / Jacques Brosse
Summary Offers a host of answers from an anthropological perspective on the symbolic meanings of trees. Shows the astonishing ways we use species, coconuts, bananas, cedars. Symbols such as the American sequoia and U.K. oak tree
Notes Proceedings from a January 1996 conference on "Trees and Wood as Social Symbols"--P. xiii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthropology.
Forests and forestry -- Congresses.
Social ecology.
Trees -- Congresses.
Trees -- Folklore -- Congresses.
Trees -- Sociological aspects.
Forests and forestry -- Symbolic aspects -- Congresses.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Rival, Laura M.
LC no. 98219504
ISBN 1859739237 (cloth)
1859739288 (paperback)
Other Titles Anthropological perspectives on tree symbolism